Potential Han Solo actors respond to rumours

It was recently reported that the search for the young Han Solo had been narrowed down to five names, and the shortlist included the likes of Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor. Since the rumours dropped the actors have inevitably been asked about their involvement in the Star Wars spinoff movie, and their responses have been pretty interesting.

Egerton was recently promoting his upcoming film Eddie the Eagle on The Jonathan Ross Show, and in addition to doing a great Chewbacca impression the Kingsman actor insisted he hadn’t even been contacted by Lucasfilm…

While promoting Sing Street, Reynor confirmed that he had auditioned for the role in addition to revealing he had also tried out for a part in Star Wars: The Force Awakens…

There isn’t much to be gleaned from these reactions, but a betting man would say both Egerton and Reynor are still in the running. Here’s hoping for some official news soon.

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the Han Solo standalone movie is scheduled to open on May 25, 2018.